Nov 4, 2006

The dysfunctional family that is running our country.

Vanity Fair has a good article up. Its about the neocons that supported this war. Its about how they now admit failure. These aren't just any old, run of the mill, neocons..they are ones that were in the "game" known as the Iraq War. The opening salvo below:

"As Iraq slips further into chaos, the war's neoconservative boosters have turned sharply on the Bush administration, charging that their grand designs have been undermined by White House incompetence. In a series of exclusive interviews, Richard Perle, Kenneth Adelman, David Frum, and others play the blame game with shocking frankness. Target No. 1: the president himself."

These are men that whole-heartily supported the invasion of Iraq. These are men that participated in decisions made about the war, some as members of
the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee. They were the cheerleaders, the rah-rah boys on the sidelines. David Frum was the speech writer who "co-wrote Bush's 2002 State of the Union address that accused Iraq of being part of an "axis of evil," it now looks as if defeat may be inescapable, because "the insurgency has proven it can kill anyone who cooperates, and the United States and its friends have failed to prove that it can protect them." This situation, he says, must ultimately be blamed on "failure at the center"—starting with President Bush."

They aren't leading the cheers any more. And they blame the folks at the top. Not the soldiers in the field, not the generals in Iraq..they blame the Shrub and his worthless minions.

The author writes that none of the neocons he interviewed is optimistic now. Here are some quotes from them:

Kenneth Adelman: "The most dispiriting and awful moment of the whole administration was the day that Bush gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to [former C.I.A. director] George Tenet, General Tommy Franks, and [Coalition Provisional Authority chief] Jerry [Paul] Bremer—three of the most incompetent people who've ever served in such key spots. And they get the highest civilian honor a president can bestow on anyone! That was the day I checked out of this administration. It was then I thought, There's no seriousness here, these are not serious people. If he had been serious, the president would have realized that those three are each directly responsible for the disaster of Iraq."

Eliot Cohen, director of the strategic-studies program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and member of the Defense Policy Board: "I wouldn't be surprised if what we end up drifting toward is some sort of withdrawal on some sort of timetable and leaving the place in a pretty ghastly mess.… I do think it's going to end up encouraging various strands of Islamism, both Shia and Sunni, and probably will bring de-stabilization of some regimes of a more traditional kind, which already have their problems.… The best news is that the United States remains a healthy, vibrant, vigorous society. So in a real pinch, we can still pull ourselves together. Unfortunately, it will probably take another big hit. And a very different quality of leadership. Maybe we'll get it."

The rats are abandoning the ship in droves now. They are tripping over each other to get the hell out of there. They are afraid fingers will be pointed at them for this debacle known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. "THEY" are pointing fingers now, trying to deflect the shit that is being flung everywhere, by everyone.

May each and everyone of them rot in hell. A special kind of hell reserved for those who sent men and women to their deaths in the name of liberating Iraq. Is Iraq better off than before Bush and his boyz invaded? Is our country better off than before the hapless fuckwits took office and began their plans for this war?

Clip their wings, drag them kicking and screaming out of their offices and put them on trial for crimes against humanity. At the very least, my dear reader, vote for change Tuesday. Put people in the legislature that will demand answers and solutions from those who fucked it up beyond all recognition.

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